Archive for April 28, 2020

Archive

Stop Holding Your Breath!

Is this COVID-19 merely the equivalent of a blizzard? Or will it be a long winter? Or, worse, an ice age? Andy Crouch summarizes three perspectives and possible realities in his recent article on the need for our adaptation to what appears to be our new normal. When COVID-19 hit, most everyone was thinking in […]

Current Sermon Series: 1 Peter

In these strange times, when we’ve been scattered and upended, our solution is what it is always is – God’s Word. Whether we’re in a pandemic or not, we need God’s Word. We need to be reminded of our hope in Christ and our gospel identity. We need to be challenged to live faithfully and […]

A Hymn For Good Friday

Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended, that we to judge thee have in hate pretended? By foes derided, by thine own rejected, O most afflicted! Who was the guilty? Who brought this upon thee? Alas, my treason, Jesus, hath undone thee! ‘Twas I, Lord Jesus, I it was denied thee; I crucified thee. Lo, […]

Ministry of Mercy

The sociologist and historian Rodney Stark has written extensively on the early Christian church’s response to epidemics and plagues in the Roman Empire. In a culture where pity was viewed as a character defect, Christians spoke and acted differently. In the 2nd and 3rd centuries, devastating plagues swept through the empire. Two responses were common: […]

Not Business As Usual

What do we do when God interrupts our schedule as a church? Right now, it seems, like churches are scrambling to keep doing everything they were doing before. Technology is the savior who is rescuing us from our fear of deprivation. With the click of the button, you can listen in, sing along, comment in […]